David Halberstam

American writer, journalist, historian

David Halberstam (April 10, 1934 – April 23, 2007) was an American journalist and historian of Jewish descent. He was known for his early work on the Vietnam War, his work on politics, history, the Civil Rights Movement, business, media, American culture, and his later sports journalism.[1] He won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1964.

David Halberstam
Halberstam in 1978
Halberstam in 1978
Born(1934-04-10)April 10, 1934
New York City, U.S.
DiedApril 23, 2007(2007-04-23) (aged 73)
Menlo Park, California, U.S.
OccupationJournalist, historian, writer
EducationHarvard University
SpouseElżbieta Czyżewska (1965–1977; divorced)
Jean Sandness Butler (1979-2007; his death; 1 child)


  1. Academy of Achievement biography [1] Retrieved 2014-02-26

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